Tag Archive | Student Athletes

Family of WSU QB Raises Suicide Awareness in Seattle

Saturday would have been WSU quarterback Tyler Hilinski’s 22nd birthday. His mom and brother are traveling across Washington, thanking people who supported them after they lost Tyler and raising awareness about suicide prevention. https://www.king5.com/video/news/local/family-of-wsu-qb-raises-suicide-awareness-in-seattle/281-8140071 Author: Natalie Swaby Published: 9:23 PM PDT May 24, 2018 Updated: 11:27 PM PDT May 24, 2018 For Kym and Kelly Hilinski, Ozzie’s in […]

Turning the Page After Struggles – 16 Year NBA Vet James Donaldson Wants To Help Young Athletes Shed Mental Health Stigma

Turning the Page: After struggles, 16-year NBA vet James Donaldson wants to help young athletes shed mental health stigma By Special to The Athletic 2  By Art Thiel Prone upon an overmatched bed, 7-foot-2 James Donaldson was affixed with tubes and monitor patches when Lenny Wilkens walked into the room at Swedish Hospital’s intensive care unit. The […]

Come Onboard Our Indiegogo Campaign to Support Young Student Athletes

Greetings, my friends; As most of you surely know, athletics has been a huge part of my life for decades. Being a student-athlete, from high school through college,  and then on to the professional ranks of the NBA, I know the challenges intuitively of what it’s like to be a student-athlete striving toward your dream. Two […]

The Athletes Playbook – Athletes Helping Athletes: Sign Up Now and Receive a Complimentary ebook by James Donaldson

The Athletes Playbook, http://www.athletesplaybook.com is a digital content platform, full of information and advice for our young upcoming student athletes. Young student athletes (8th – collegiate years) will benefit greatly from the advice shared by our community of former professional athletes, from all sports backgrounds, men and women alike. Check out our short video clip! […]

The Athletes Playbook – Messages from Former Professional Athletes

One of the things that The Athletes Playbook will do on a continual basis, is to put positive messages out there to our young student athletes, from former professional athletes, about what it’s like to be a student athlete, staying positive, working hard to reach your goals,, and, excelling in school as well. Take a […]

The Athletes Playbook: Athletes Helping Athletes

The Athletes Playbook: Athletes Helping Athletes

We are a community of former professional athletes empowering student athletes and parents to design their playbook for success in sports and life

Introducing The Athletes Playbook

Here I am with Shaquille O’Neal at an NBA function. Shaq is a great example of “life after the game” for the retired athletes. It’s great to see. I’ll be working with quite a few former professional athletes with something new that I’m getting underway. The Athletes Playbook http://www.athletesplaybook.com/ (Launching the summer of 2017!) We’ll be […]